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Myth busting: Conventional wisdom may suggest that the Gulf of Mexico has seen its best days, but some geologists believe the region's best days lie ahead.
It's a mystery -- but maybe not for much longer. The Blackbeard West well, a tight hole that's been on hold since 2006, has a new operator who is excited about its future.
Let the exploration begin: Libya, a country for years off-limits to U.S. investment and operations, is finally on the menu.
Happy birthday to them! Saudi Aramco celebrates its 75th anniversary this month, and we take a look back at its creation -- an event that took place even though no one knew if Saudi Arabia had any oil potential at all.
Dr. T and the Women (no, not the movie): AAPG President-Elect Scott Tinker, speaking in Bahrain, discusses the importance of attracting women to the geoscience work force -- and how to anticipate and overcome the challenges ahead.
The Good, the Bad and the (Possibly) Ugly: An AAPG member assesses Iraq and the Middle East in terms of hydrocarbon potential, probabilities and possible consequences.
Still got it: Two federal sales of offshore hydrocarbon leases in the Gulf of Mexico break records and usher in a new era of revenue sharing and royalty rates.
150 years after the modern oil industry sprang to life there, the Drake Well Museum in Titusville, Pennsylvania is getting a facelift.
We look to Africa and its potential as we anticipate the announcement for the next AAPG International Conference and Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.
According to AAPG member Gene Shinn, the Marcellus shale is "a wonderful example of how nature can mimic man-made creations." However, there are some who aren't convinced that it's nature.

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